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Fall in Love with Portland Public Street Plazas

PBOT Public Street Plaza Program's October newsletter. Featuring upcoming events and a spotlight on Pride Plaza's new street painting and pop-up music events.

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New Healthy Businesses application is now open

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. PBOT is now accepting applications for the next permit cycle, Sept. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2023.

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Major changes coming to PBOT Healthy Businesses program

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. The program will continue after Aug. 31 with some changes, including new fees.

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PBOT’s Healthy Businesses permit program to continue waiving fees through June 2022

Good news for small business owners and their customers! Thanks to Portland City Council and the American Rescue Plan, permits through the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses program will continue to be FREE through June 30, 2022.

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PBOT now accepting applications for Healthy Blocks and Street Paintings for summer 2021

Applications for both programs open today with permits to be issued beginning June 1 and onward.

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News Release: PBOT continues popular, free Healthy Businesses permit program for summer 2021

Findings show the Healthy Businesses program has been key to survival of Portland businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic with over 1,000 permits issued since the program’s inception in May 2020

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Using Temporary Outdoor Customer Areas for Stores and Restaurants

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News Release: Winter Healthy Businesses Program will help Portlanders dine, shop outdoors safely this winter

Starting today, businesses can apply for free winter permits to use street space for physical distancing, Nov. 1 through March 31, 2021

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation launches the Safe Streets|Healthy Businesses program to help local businesses operate safely as Portland gradually reopens 

Program makes it simple for businesses to apply to use space on sidewalks and streets to make physical distancing easier for customers and staff Bureau also releases strategic framework for adapting streets as city restarts public life.

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Travel Advisory: With warm weather forecast, know how to safely walk, bike, roll, or stroll on Portland’s network of low-traffic streets we call “Neighborhood Greenways”

Our Neighborhood Greenway network of low-traffic streets gives Portlanders many ways to improve their mental and physical health during this public health crisis. However, please understand it takes all of our cooperation to make this program successful.

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Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Announces New Slow Streets|Safe Streets Initiative

The new strategy will repurpose streets, including closing them to car traffic, to make it easier and safer for Portlanders to practice physical distancing as the city recovers
Commissioner Eudaly directs PBOT to develop treatments for all 100 miles of neighborhood greenway network

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